Caribbean Report 23-08-2001



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1. Headlines (00:00-00:22)
2. Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj says that there is a hitman out to kill him. Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce David Martin and Professor and Political Analyst Selwyn Ryan are interviewed. Tony Fraser reports (00:23-05:30)
3. Guyana's Capital City Georgetown is hard hit by a strike by municipal employees. Colin Smith reports (05:31-07:42)
4. Grenada says that it would ask Lybia to write off a five million US loan granted in 1982 for work on the island's international airport. Prime Minister Lester Bird is interviewed (07:43-11:11)
5. Today is the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Director of Anti-Slavery International Michael Dottridge is interviewed and Barry Wilkinson reports (11:12-13:33)
6. First group of hundreds of passengers left stranded in Suriname by the troubled chartered airline Inter-Tropical Aviation had to be flown home on Sunday. Geraldine Cockland reports (13:34-14:55)
7. Tropical Storm Dean lost its drive today and was downgraded to a tropical wave as it travelled West through the Atlantic Ocean after drenching Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic (14:56-15:25)